Tampa

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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The Criminalization of the RNC Protesters

Tampa's excessive police presence is having a "chilling effect."

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Tampa's Two Conventions

A look at the Republican National Convention and the protesters outside.

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Convention Towns, Zoning Overhauls, and Physics Experiments: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

The Path of Tropical Storm Isaac: Will the GOP Get Drenched?

An update on the chances that an awful lot of comb-overs could get blown to smithereens.

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10 Signs the RNC Is a Way Bigger Deal for Tampa Than the Super Bowl

The city has plenty of experience putting on the NFL's big event. But hosting a convention will be something different.

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What Not to Bring to the 2012 Conventions

Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

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Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.

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How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning

U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.

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This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

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2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

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Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

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America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

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Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

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The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

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Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation